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Brand new house keys have been handed over to families in need as part of the R101 million affordable housing project!


Cape Town, South Africa (20 April, 2023) — It was an extra special move-in day for some families in Cape Town. They’re the first of hundreds set to receive the keys to their new homes as part of the affordable housing project in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village and are a beacon of light for what many hope will be a new era for housing in the Mother City.

The affordable housing project is to the tune of R101 million, aiming to provide 307 qualifying beneficiaries and their families with affordable homes in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village. And, this project has been a long-time coming, first presented to Sir Lowry’s Pass Village community in 2014.

Given Cape Town’s history with affordable housing concerns, this is a huge leap toward the future housing activists have long been fighting for.

Alderman James Vos, Acting Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements shared:

“I am honoured to celebrate with the first 10 beneficiaries and their families at the Sir Lowry’s Pass Village housing development. Mrs Katie Samuels (71) and Mrs Margaretha Jakobs (61) are among the residents to move into their homes today, and I am happy to share this special moment with them.

“The Sir Lowry’s Pass Village affordable housing project is an example of our commitment to providing affordable opportunities to beneficiaries in all areas of the metro, which are close to economic opportunities and public transport hubs.”

Alderman Vos further shared that progress on the rest of the project is steady and that more of these moments are to come should all go as planned, in the coming months!

The City of Cape Town shared that those who benefit from this affordable housing project as well as others provided by the City are chosen via the City’s Housing Allocation Policy and Housing Needs register to ensure that those in need are chosen fairly.

“We continue to build hope in our communities through our housing projects despite the great challenges that our teams face on a daily basis. We thank the contractors and City staff for their hard work thus far, and we look forward to providing many more opportunities in the months to come across the city.”— Alderman Vos.

All eyes are on 2024 when the project is set to be complete.

Source: The City of Cape Town
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